Myrmechis pumila (Hook.f.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

Leaves and Flowers

Another Flower Angle

Plant and Flowers in situ Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Full shade ColdLATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Small Flowered Myrmechis - In China Ai Quan Chun Lan

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Yunnan China on moss and large boulders at elevations of 2300 to 3800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basally decumbent, erect above stem carrying ovate, acute, undulate margin, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a pubescent, terminal, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 c] long, laxly 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts and a pubescent ovary

Synonyms Anoectochilus pumilus (Hook.f.) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1959; Cheirostylis franchetiana King & Pantl. 1895; Cystopus pumilus (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Myrmechis franchetiana (King & Pantl.) Schlrtr. 1919; *Odontochilus pumilus Hook.f. 1890; Zeuxine franchetiana (King & Pantl.) King & Pantl. 1898; Zeuxine langbianensis N.T.Tich 2001; Zeuxine pumila (Hook.f.) King & Pantl. 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 as Odontochilus pumilus draiwng hmm; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Z euxine pumila drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Zeuxine franchetiana drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand seidenfaden & Smitnanad 1959 as Anoectochilus pumilus; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing ok; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide